Sunday, 24 November 2019

Well, where have we been??

Broken promises, that's for sure!!

Let's begin somewhere back near Jasper's birthday in February which is when I last posted. 

As you all know, we are not travelling this year and we have decided to work ONE MORE YEAR. Can you hear my groaning from where ever you are???? Yes, this means we will work until the end of 2020. And that's it.......

So, we have made some changes. As you all know when you met us we had Euri, our trusty and loved 1993 VW Westfalia Eurovan. Euri drove us safely to and from Mexico 3 times. Brought us all around the perimeter of the great USA, through to Newfoundland and all the wonderful Atlantic provinces and then all the way back to our beloved West Coast. We loved him but upon our return to work in 2016 we decided that in order to return on more extensive trips to our favourite places we would have to sell him. It was a very hard decision and many tears were shed (by me.....).


Fun times in Las Jaibas in Mazatlan 2016

Then we decided to try a little trailer for our "Canada Camping time" . We knew we wouldn't go too far but we fixed up this little 1990 17 foot Bigfoot and towed it with our 2014 Ford Flex.
Whistler BC June 2019

So that brings us to the present........

We are now planning on full timing life at the end of 2020. How this will really play out we aren't sure but we have faith that everything will work out. So, without further ado, let me introduce........

2004 Trail Lite





He is 29.5 feet, bumper to bumper but the body is 28 feet. Resplendent with a Chev 8.1 litre engine with 45,000 miles on him. There are two small slides. One for the bed and one for the sofa. Best of all, the oven is big enough for my turkey at Thanksgiving! We are pretty excited (well, we would be even more excited if we were leaving at the end of THIS year but that's okay).

Alrighty then, now you all know what we know. We are hoping anyone out there still reads this blog and that, more importantly, you are all doing well.

I am "this close" to figuring out how to transfer my pictures from my Google Pixel 2 phone to my computer so I can resize them and get them on the blog. All the little boys are doing fantastic and I will get some picture of them up soon.

Cheers friends!

Thought for the Day: In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

16 comments:

  1. Hooray!! Have you named your big fella? You should have a contest. Hope you have many happy motoring miles. PS - retirement is highly recommended!!

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    1. Hi Bob & Rick - We will have to bring "him" over to meet you!!

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  2. Yes! You say that he is a "he"...as it should be. But as Bob says you haven't mentioned a name yet.

    Not sure how much boondocking you plan on (it is much cheaper!), but the microwave (convection?) takes up a lot of useless space. And the TV is in the typical stupid motorhome spot. Both minor items that can be fixed. Otherwise... looks great! Get yourself set up with solar panels and batteries and you're good to go!

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    1. I am sure there are things we will change as we go along. Solar panels (and lots) are in our future. All else will come as needed. Thanks for checking in!

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  3. I was wondering when we'd hear from you again. Glad to see you are moving in the right direction.
    Congratulations on your changing RV Lifestyle. Looking forward to reading as your escape date nears.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Hi Rick and Kathy - Thanks for your comments! We appreciate all your input!

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  4. Wow! Congratulations!!! We can't wait to see you here in Mexico. You always have a place to park with us. The door is always open! Can't wait to read your blog and see when you take off.

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    1. Thanks Chris & Juan - As well, we can hardly wait to meet up with you. Believe me, the next 13 months will go fast but s-l-o-w at the same time!! We will figure something out to share some awesome happy hours with you both!!

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  5. Wow! Lucky ducks! You get a year to get him all figured out before hitting the road? Enjoy your new ride...

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    1. And once we get back to the island, we will DEFINITELY give you guys a call!! Thanks for checking in!

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  6. Good for you, enjoy it for many years and miles.

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    1. Thanks Carol & Bill - You are both our inspiration!! We just know that you have at least ONE MORE YEAR to travel to Mazatlan in you!!! We'll see you there!!

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    1. Thanks Mike & Deb - appreciate you checking in with the blog.

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  8. Congrats on the rig RV. Big plans in your future. The anticipation will get you thru 2020. Lovely to hear from you again. Looking forward to seeing you in 2021.

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    1. Thanks Contessa...I believe you are right. The anticipation will work it's magic and keep us rolling through 2020!!

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